Saturday 22 November 2014

Portrait of Rysbrack

Portrait of John - Michael Rysbrack

 Authors photograph.

Described on the FotoLibra website as Johannes Michel or John Michael Rysbrack (1693-1770)
by John Vanderbank (1694-1739).

The Statue in the back ground appears to be a reverse version of Du Quenoy's Saint Susanna completed 1633; in the Church of Santa Maria di Loreto, Rome.

Saint Susanna, Pantheon, Stourhead, Lifesize, Plaster.

Michael Rysbrack, (1693 - 1770) c.1729, Jonathan Richardson, the elder (1665 - 1745).

Height: 29." , Width: 25.5" approx.

                                                     Bequeathed by Captain H. B. Murray, 1910

Captain Murray bought the picture for 16 guineas at a sale at Christie's on 5th December 1908, where it was lot 107. The name of the previous owner is not given in the sale catalogue.

Victoria and Albert Museum.


John Michael Rysbrack, after Unknown artist, after 1770 - NPG D21338 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Engraved Vignette
Unknown author
National Portrait Gallery

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